Healthcare News September 6, 2012

  • Dems embrace Obama health law

    A few speakers on Tuesday even adopted the “ObamaCare” label that Republicans have long used to deride the legislation.

  • Dems: House GOP backed 55 votes on ‘anti-women policies’

    House Republicans have held more than 50 votes on “anti-woman” policies during the last two years, according to Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

    In a new report, the Democrats say 55 GOP-sponsored votes favored policies to “undermine women’s health, roll back women’s rights and defund programs and institutions that provide support for women.”

    Democrats are aiming to shore up the women’s vote by placing a special focus on women’s health issues before November. Abortion, contraception and the 2010 healthcare law have already played a prominent role in the Democratic convention now under way in Charlotte, N.C. 

  • NFL donates to federal research on brain injuries

    The National Football League (NFL) is donating $30 million to federal brain-injury research on the eve of its new season — the largest gift in the league’s history.

    The money will benefit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in its effort to understand head trauma experienced by athletes and members of the military.

    “We are grateful for the NFL’s generosity,” said Dr. Stephanie James, acting executive director and CEO of the Foundation for the NIH, in a statement. “The research to be funded by this donation will accelerate scientific discovery that will benefit athletes and the general public alike.”

  • News bites: ‘Badge of honor’

    Sebelius: “ObamaCare is a badge of honor.”

    The night Democrats reclaimed “ObamaCare.

    In 2012 campaign, women’s health will play a role like never before.

    Weight-loss groups back NYC’s sugary drinks plan.

    Prolonged CPR holds benefits, study shows.

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